Picking up right where 2011’s The Raid, left of., The Raid 2 is Indonesia’s answer to Hong Kong’s supremacy in the martial arts action genre.
Iko Uwais reprises his role as Rama, the undercover cop who has to infiltrate the mafia in order to protect his family all while working for a crocked police chief who’s only goal is to take down politicians with illegal ties at any cost, even at the expense of his top agents.
While in prison, Rama befriends Uco (Arifin Putra), the son of Jakarta’s top mafia boss. After saving Uco’s life, Rama is repaid handsomely for his friendship, only wealth comes at the cost of his freedom and privacy. More of a loyal servant than a true friend, Rama must walk on eggshells as Uco hungers for power, siding against his father with Bejo (Alex Abbad), the up-and-coming gangster who wants to rule the city.
This is one of the most violent, bloody, brutal East Asian films ever released in America and is absolutely amazing. Iko Uwais’ is the most amazing on screen action hero to be introduced to the west since Tony Jaa. His amazing kills in Silat are showcased from start to finish. Once Rama is reintroduced in the prison bathroom to the muddy prison yard and even the SUV fight scene, you will be on the edge of your seat as the story flows like an opera of violence.
The Raid 2 opens Friday, March 28, 2014